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Founded in 1970 and still the only university in the Rhineland-Palatinate region that specializes in science and technology, the University of Kaiserslautern regularly achieves leading positions in German national rankings. Currently about 16,000 national and international students are registered at this campus university. There are 12 faculties
Within these faculties, the University of Kaiserslautern offers degree courses, partly taught in English, in 85 subjects. Students are able to choose from 10 different distance learning courses. It also offers possibilities for exchange to 150 universities in 27 European countries.
Faculty of Business Studies and Economics
A trademark of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics is the integration of economics and technical expertise. It provides two opportunities, Business Studies and Engineering as well as Business Studies with Technical Qualifications. Especially in Business Studies and Engineering the University of Kaiserslautern is a leading provider in the field, with more than 27 years of experience in this area.
In Business Studies with Technical Qualifications students can select civil engineering, electrical engineering, Information Technology, or mechanical and process engineering as additional technical options. This offers a profounder knowledge of business and economics as well as solid technical skills. Business Studies and Engineering focuses more on the technical aspect. Students can specialize in chemistry, electrical engineering, Information Technology, mechanical engineering or environmental and process engineering. The main object is to combine technology withbusiness and economics.
The Faculty of Business Studies and Economics stands for teaching the required knowledge in an interdisciplinary context centering on technology and science. Multidisciplinary interplay between research, teaching and practice is a fundamental feature of the faculty. Additionally, the global aspect is very important. Therefore the faculty supports close relationships with international research and business institutions and is seeking to extend its networks. Internships, work experience and placements abroad are essential components of a scientific education.
Since 2009, the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics has offered students a program of soft skills through which they can learn and apply key competencies in the areas of personal and time management, communicationand interviewing skills, presentation skills and moderation skills. These are instilled in two-day intensive training courses.